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in the economy, recovery without inflation, and reducing the share that the government is taking from the gross national product, which has become a drag on the economy. already, we have a recovery that has been going on for about 21 months to the point that we can now call it an expansion. under that, this year, we have seen a $21 billion reduction in the deficit from last year, based mainly on the increased revenues the government is getting without raising tax rates. our tax cut, we think, was very instrumental in bringing about this economic recovery. we have reduced inflation to about a third of what it was. the interest rates have come down about 9 or 10 points and, we think, must come down further. in the last 21 months, more than 6 million people have gotten jobs -- there have been created new jobs for those people to where there are now 105 million civilians working, where there were only 99 million before, 107, if you count the military. so, we believe that as we continue to reduce the level of government spending -- the increase, rate of increase in government spending, which has com
governance survey and are the basis for our discussion for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the "washington journal." good morning. today is saturday, september 29. we want to find out from you about divided government. are you in favor of it? would you prefer to see one party, two parties, three parties? one party versus divided government, your preferences is our topic for the first segment of the program. 202-585-3880 is our number for democrats. republicans can call us at 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. if you're calling outside the u.s., 202-585-3883. we'll show you those numbers throughout the segment. if you want to get in touch with us via social media, the address, twitter, twithtwith cspanwj. on facebook, it's facebook.com/cspan. if you want to send us an email, that address is journal @organize org. -- is journal @c-span.org. this is the gallup poll we're talking about. it's the gallup annual governance survey. they write while americans tend to lean toward one-party government over divided government in presidential election years, this year finds th
? . what happens if we do? think of 1995. and we had a government shutdown. the pressure on both sides was so intense ones the government shut down that they had a deal within three weeks. the market consequences are more significant out. it is inconceivable that if we go into january there will not be a settlement in january, early february, the latest. we hit the debt ceiling -- sealing interviewer it anyway. one side will have to blink. probably both sides will link to some degree. i have talked to people in financial markets in new york about how they would react to all of this. a lot of reaction is that if there is any deal, it will make our directive to january 1 those tax cuts and we will remove sequestration. what i am being told is that in the interim, the damage will not be that significant. for fiscal hawks, many of us have been saying for years, when do we get action? if it happens in december, that is better. if it happens in january, that is significant progress. i think they said it very succinctly. carlisle and azande wrote, ideally, policy makers that they would work a
the governments behind russia and china are very good at that stuff. and that will come into any confrontation we have with them. content, they are more skilled at using than we are but we should certainly use whatever weapons we can. >> thank you, john. let's give john wohlstetter i hand. [applause] .. whenever it is you are watching i appreciate that. always told by my wife and daughter after presenting some earlier remarks, i should make it much shorter which i will try to do. my hope is to talk for about 15, no longer than 20 minutes and reserve a lot of time for the questions and commentss and counterarguments that not only do eyes the suspect some of you have but i know given some people in this room i know without a shadow of a doubt i welcome. this is, we are told, the most important election in our lifetime and it may be that more people believe that this year than believe in 2008-2004-2004 another election where that is regularly said. for this to be true, among other things elections must have genuine consequences for the making of public policy particularly with regard to domestic pol
'm talking about the government. you may not want to go to gsa at this forest to veto this point because you can't get a counterfeit product if you go to each pay one of the non-trusted channels -- ebay one of the most non-trusted channels. on our infrastructure we are going to hope it is all assembled in a good way and there is no vulnerability interest that we tend to agree that all of these components. and now you are responsible. it's almost the end of the delivery part of whatever that trusted supplier was coming and now you are going to have to operate. operation requires that we actually follow best practices. and enforce information assurance policy. all of us want our 24/7 uptime of these things, so the 24/7 of time without having the security process in place also mean is available and accessible to anybody that might be able to penetrate that former ability. within the guidelines and other simple information assurance control help manage or reduce that risk of operation, and that's an essential handoff once we've delivered the product to market, and we are going to operate we shou
pursued government spending programs that have created a debt that is out of control. at the convention come after talking, i went home to my hotel at 1:30 a.m. and i was looking on my iphone at twitter. and the comedian paula pound stone had sent a tweet that evening. i don't know her, but she said " ted cruz just said that, when his daughter was born, the debt was $5 trillion and now it is $16 trillion. what the heck did she do?" [laughter] >> you think the debt is putting the nation in crisis. >> along with government spending, is causing the dead. we have seen a growing expansion in the power of the federal government. it is crippling small businesses. >> you are the national co- chair of the obama-bided campaign. >> i would put the challenge that we have as a nation in a different context. and say that, to the extent that we are a nation in "crisis," although i would not describe it as that because i believe that we can fundamentally overcome this and that we can do it in a fairly rational and reasonable way, i think the challenges that we have now had more than a generation of fol
that to? >> i think we are at a fiscal and economic cliff. i think we have pursued government spending programs that have created a debt that is out of control. at the convention come after talking, i went home to my hotel at 1:30 a.m. and i was looking on my iphone at twitter. and the comedian paula pound stone had sent a tweet that evening. i don't know her, but she said " ted cruz just said that, when his daughter was born, the debt was $5 trillion and now it is $16 trillion. what the heck did she do?" [laughter] >> you think the debt is putting the nation in crisis. >> along with government spending, is causing the dead. we have seen a growing expansion in the power of the federal government. it is crippling small businesses. >> you are the national co-chair of the obama-bided campaign. >> i would put the challenge that we have as a nation in a different context. and say that, to the extent that we are a nation in "crisis," although i would not describe it as that because i believe that we can fundamentally overcome this and that we can do it in a fairly rational and reasonable way
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with government reformer that 20% across-the-board income tax cuts, that is when he has a bump in the polls. we will see if that is how it goes when it comes to the debate. ashley: what does he have to do in his first debate? you're right, he's not exactly a warm and cuddly candidate, but he is his own worst enemy. what does he need to do? >> i actually agree with mary. i think that that that is his job as their greatest make himself look like a plausible president but in doing that in a way that offers a broad and bold vision and talks about conservative reform. mitt romney, in some way, is in a unique position. he can argue that he is the turnaround guy. tell people the truth, say that he can survive going the way that we are going. ashley: okay, thank you very much mary and steve. we really appreciate it. we want to know what you think. love under gerriwillis.com and vote on the right-hand side of the screen and i will share the results of the end of "tonight show." still to come, this our aps work for the government. we will break down how some are getting paid more than their private secto
there is -- operating funding. capital funds are not available from the federal government about will certainly mean less money available for operations and maintenance. he is currently the visiting. thank you for your time. >> thanks. we appreciate all your calls. we are up every day at 7:00 eastern time. we will be back here tomorrow. we look forward to hearing from me. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> i will finally do something the president has not been .illing to do pe >> we have been winning those cases. >> he moderates from the university of denver. what with our live debate preview followed by two ways to watch the debate at 9:00. both candidates on screen comedy the entire debate. following, your reactions. follow our live coverage and on- line ads c-span.org. >> the national can indication association is hosting a panel discussion on scholars about how to watch the debate and what you're should look for. the this starts at 1:00 p.m. eastern. to that we continue our live campaign 2012 coverage with three con
challenges to come, i am convinced that ultimately, government is for the people, by the people. it is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity and individual opportunity to serve as a basis for peace and our world. >> a october 3, mitt romney and president obama will meet in their first presidential debate, moderate. watch on c-span. your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets after the debate. follow online at c-span.org. >> george washington university hosted a discussion yesterday on oil and gas production in the persian gulf. focusing mostly iraq. they speak about tensions between saudi arabia and iran. -- for the fall semester. and i would just mention in the way of an advertisement that we will be having our next program on october 23. it will be on jordan. jordan, i think it put a title out there of -- in the cross hairs again. we are fortunate to have the vice-president for studies at carnegie endowment for national peace. and a very good personal friend who will be coming as well as dr. kurt ryan, an associate of the latin .ppellati tonight as we gather, i always express
to come with the transition to democracy, i am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serves as the basis for peace. >> next wednesday, october 3rd , but romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of the news hour. watch and engage with c-span, including the live debate preview. the debate at nine, and after the date your reactions, calls coming e-mails command tweets. follow live coverage. .. on direct tv. c-span, created by american cable companies >>> a data among the candidates running to be the next governor. incumbent democrat jay nixon is seeking his second term running against dave spencer also libertarian jim higgs and it's raised as lean democratic. september 21st this comes to us from kmiz-tv. it's about an hour. >> governor nixon. go ahead. >> it's a pleasure to see so many friends we have worked with for so many years one of the reasons i ran for the governor and the things i've done fo
of government and they will have a much bigger appetite for government spending as more and more americans don't pay taxes there's less resistance to programs that take money from everybody else. >> close to half don't pay federal income taxes some are retired elderly collecting social security and medicare the study excluded them. even without them the number of nontaxpayers risen from 21 percent in 1990 42 percent toda. government spending has grown to pace. >> the gobbling of the nonpayer rate associated with more than 200 billion about 213 billion in entitlement spending today. it is a big chunk of change a big part of the federal budget. >> 213 billion a year over 20-years the study found the number of nonpayers has increased the debt to gdp ratio by 14 points. those who don't pay federal income taxes pay other taxes. he and both parties expanded tax breaks for the working poor. >> we put in a child tax credit which when president bush passed all of those tax cuts that's what he did for middle class people. he doubled the child tax credit to a thousand dollars. >> whatever the reason the
a government representative rather than just direct my%. host: girls age 14 can get birth control at new york's schools. that's one story you probably have heard about. and in the "new york times this morning, there's this in their national section -- they are frustrated with mayor rahm emanuel. in florida, a democratic caller, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. good morning. the u.n. was created, basically, to undermine the united states. they tried at first with the league of nations. people in our government back then would not accept it. so then they came back with fdr with the united nations. he was progressive and he jumped right into it. if you just look, nobody in the un is our friend, hardly anybody. it was basically created to undermine the united states. host: what about japan, the united kingdom, france, spain, mexico? caller: i think mexico was complicity with the gunrunning thing and mexico is not really our friend at. japan, i don't know. but for the most part, everything out that the united states wants to do usually gets voted down by china and russia, who are a
in state government debts as well. now my final number: $50,000 is the median household income. so, we owe $12,000 more than we make. that means as a nation what we owe now exceeds what we have. that also means even if you confiscate all that we make every penny of its you would not come close to covering what we spend, any of it. that is the issue the guys should be hammering tomorrow night, how vulnerable we are. the guy would lays it out would not just be reframing the debate but setting off a firestorm. but one that need not concern him or us. as the fine of the mind in both political parties have told me, and, yes, there are still quite a few, to quote a certain vice presidential candidate, we can do this. listen to two guys on my fox business network show, which if you don't get you should demand, last night, retired democratic senator sam nunn and former republican senator bob bennett appears jointly on fox business network. each offering relatively modest proposals to fix this mess. listen closely. >> we particularly have to discuss, frankly, with the american people, that the enti
're not deal with that. government debt is growing more than private debt is slowing and that means we would like japan we're getting more and more in debt. you can never come out of this crisis. melissa: harry, before you go, are you better off than four years ago? that is what average person is answer to that? i don't want to know about you personally or your bank account but when you look at these numbers what would you say? >> again there are two economies. i think 80% of households are not better off. they have made no progress. they have still got jobless worries and their incomes haven't gone up and gone down if anything. but the top 20%, 4% unemployment, the stock market going up makes them wealthier. those 20% would tell you in a poll and polls show, this 20% of the people say yeah, things are better. but only 20. melissa: harry dent. always great. thank you. >>> fracking our way to a healthier environment? environmentalist says fracking boom is the cause of lowest carbon dioxide emissions in 20 years. he is here next to explain. fascinating stuff. >>> dire situation for many states
face a government shut down. i think there will be a little bit of chicken game playing at the end of the year. and what most people in washington think will likely happen is they'll negotiate some way to say, here's a broad framework for what both sides want, let's work it out next year. we'll see. >> sheila, i kind of think americans are a little dilutional they are about the economic future and i'm glad they are. i'm glad everybody is feeling a little better, we all are. what has to happen so the financial system supports this. so from a year from now we're not talking about the big, evil, greedy banks and some sense that banks are actually helping america move forward? >> ironically, i think the interest rate policies that are pursuing does dampen the incentives to lend. regional banks that make their money by lending money and the return they can get by lending in an uncertain economy is still quite low. the larger institutions, it's not such a bad deal. they can take their cheap money and reinvest it overseas and they don't have to lend to make money. so, i don't think the ze
during the school band challenges government authorities in the process of affecting standards to set equally strong standards for what kids can find in vending machines and what kids find in stores or the so-called cafeteria lines. bottom-line too much junk food available to kids in school and we as parents and citizens let alone military college, national secure in our country and interests must be doing something about it. my colleagues will offer their concerns and comments on our report. let me offer some simple facts to get us started. four hundred billion calories' of junk food sold in schools every year. fax number 2. if that was all candy bars laid end to end and would encircle the globe six times. one in four of children are ineligible to serve military services simply because they're too overweight. 25%. the next closest qualifier, asthma, at 4%. it is easy to link this obesity epidemic to impact on the national security of the country. we are trying to manage an all volunteer force of 25% of candidates from which we draw from people and ineligible to serve. fact number 5,
debates later on. maybe you two can negotiate that. if you cut government benefits -- a secretly recorded video of mitt romney at a private fund- raiser was made public -- let's take a look. >> 47% of the people -- who will vote for the president a matter what. who believe the government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they are entitled to health care and food and housing, you name it. that is an entitlement. >> texas -- in 2010, 30.5% of texans filing era -- return paid no income tax. there is no data on how many texans get government assistance, but the census bureau found 24% get social security. 20 -- 14% did retirement income. 5% disability bed -- benefits and 14% from strands. mr. cruz, do you believe that government has a responsibility to care for them? >> of course not. i agree with mitt romney when he says his comments were poorly phrased. keefe said they were in elegantly stated. i think there is a difference. part of the philosophy of president obama is trying to get as many americans as possible dependent on government so that the democrats can stay in power
at the school level, government, generating data about education. how do you translate in to action? that's where we think it scrolled an important role. make sure that the data doesn't stay on the computer or the hard drive. get it to people so they can make decisions. that's one of the things we're trying to accomplish. are were a lot of other good points i would rather her about the panelists and the q & a i appreciate all the comments. >> one thing i wantedded to add too is the one most of the positive things about when i read your paper about what you're doing is for the practitioner, you are meeting an extremely important need. that is right now there are so many innovators and ideas out there they are everywhere. there's got to be a way to sort it. i think part of the concept is so important. it's like right now, in both places you go, people talk about the common core standards, and those are done. they have been adopted by 46 states. now is the implementation. it's a huge important step. what will we be doing differently in classrooms? almost every you see now is aligned with the
you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government ployees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political rties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. gerri: breaking news. reports tonight new york attorney general is -- over widespread fraud. for more, and joined by fox business news robert gray in the newsroom with the latest. >> in this harkens back to bear stearns. the failed in this bank that j.p. morgan rescued in the spring of 2008. bear stearns to sell the mortgage backed securities in question here. again, alleging widespread fraud according to the "wall street journal" reporting on this. they are saying that this is part of a broader net that is being cast by government officials. this is not likely to be the last action that we see
, a very different governing policy and a different philosophy. joe is very good on the attack, and trying to confuse the issues so that the person leaves the debate confused about who stands for what. my job is to make sure they are not confused about what we stand for and what they stand for. >> you have said olsen, a supreme court appellate lawyer, who won bush versus courgore, as -in. standin >> he is one of the best litigators in americate. he has studied joe biden's tapes and his style. host: he's been preparing for the debate with ted. in kentucky and that is the second of four debates. the first one in denver this wednesday between the president and mitt romney. fort meade is on a line for democrats, john, good morning. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. i have been a registered democrat all my life. my dad was a union electrician growing up in west virginia, the coal mining area. everybody is a democrat there. especially the last four years my opinion, i feel the administration is very weak. when the chinese are coming over here and winning contracts with stimulus mo
surveillance by the federal government and they are challenging the law that allows electronic surveillance, this wiretapping because they're concerned that their case will be picked up. they're claiming to have standing to challenge this law because even though the surveillance might be directed overseas to people they're talking to get their dedication will get picked up in the course of that surveillance and so therefore they have the right to challenge it in court. that is the standing issue we we are dealing with. just to get to the merits for a minute, and the aftermath of the exposÉ in the mid-70's about various abuses in the intelligence community and in short in short is set up a system by which the executive branch would have to go to the court surveillance court here in d.c. and get permission when they wanted to do wiretapping for national security purpose to give sworn intelligence information. this is way of making sure that the court, there was a court that had to check and had a role in reviewing the government's effort to do this wiretapping which they ended up using in in
. they are saying that this is part of a broader net that is being cast by government officials. this is not likely to be the last action that we see. again, going after residential mortgage-backed securities saying that bear stearns, a unit of jp morgan chase misrepresented the quality of the mortgages that were being sold off in that collateralized debt obligation and other mortgage-backed securities backed by mortgages, many of them sub prime. talk about 22 and half billion. what they call an astounding number of those, more than a quarter of the principal balance that were listed by bear stearns . this is part of a broader net being cast by government officials and jp morgan will fight the charges. gerri: thank you for that report. a barrage of economic reports making consumers nervous. it would like to be. we heading toward an economic slowdown or as the u.s. economy already fallen into another recession. with more on this, american enterprise institute scholar and former u.s. treasury consultants. welcome to the show. great to have you here. ben bernanke speaking today -- >> very good to be h
, their own government, and where all syrians will have a say in their future. jamie in? jamie: david lee miller live at the united nations with present to report today. david lee, thanks. jon? jon: there are a number of pressing foreign policy issues bedeviling this administration right now. the president touched on some of them in his speech. could they be decided factors for voters in november? how did the president do? with us for reaction, karl rove, a fox news contributor, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. so what did you make of the president's speech? >> there were good parts of it. his talk, he talked about the necessity for democracy and tolerance throughout the world. about how he, the expansion of democracy would make for a more prosperous and peaceful society in the world. i thought it was strong, his denunsy ages of the assad regime in syria. he had strong words about iran. we will do what we much. on the other hand he has been saying this about syria for more than a year without much apparent action on the part of the united states
in the transition to democracy, i am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about prosperity and individual opportunity to serve as a basis for peace in our world. host: in "the herald," they put it this way -- host: dallas, texas. bob, independent line. caller: i am more of a liberal, but i applied my beliefs liberally to all issues. when the iranian president speaks about eliminating or wiping israel off the map, we must remember that one country was eliminated, wiped out, and that was palestine. no one speaks to that. he does not speak about annihilating. and i hate to defend him. he is all the things i find abhorrent as a liberal, but this year, we try to demonize this person when the issue is israel, a theocracy in the middle east that eliminated another country off the map, palestine. it is only for people within the same religion. it is ridiculous. and his support comes from, you know, the same people who support that right here in america. thank you. host: carol, california. what is the name of your town? go
elsewhere. he was not focused enough on the economy. his attention had been on things like a government takeover of health care and apologizing for america abroad." in our fact check that day, we quoted what obama had said in overseas trips, including an assertion that at times the u.s. had acted contrary to its own ideals or had been selective in where it sought to promote democracy. it had sometimes shown an arrogance toward allies. we pointed out that when he made those kinds of statements that suggested the u.s. is not completely above reproach, he usually balance it with praise for things the country had done right. all that -- that is in a long tradition of presidents acknowledging past imperfections. these cannot by any normal dictionaries amount to apologies. either formal or informal. again, last month, when romney accepted his party's nomination, he repeated the assertion that obama had begun his presidency with an apology tour, and obama had confessed the u.s. had "dictated to other nations." that fact check story went into greater detail, pointing out that obama's trips to e
republican states benefited from government tans fer sphates. and government pending on those programs nation wide is up 25 percent poor red states in the south saw a surge in income because of it which for republicans can get acward. >> interesting, and college enrollment going up as well as the debt. >> it is a related vein. student debt stains the balance sheets was one in five american households. pug, had's research found 24 million homes had college debt in average load of 27,000. and double the share of homes and up 15 percent in only three years. that is a biggest three year increase. and worse yet. easy government loan money lured in the poor. and biggest burdep false on the young and poor and homes with income. average college debt is 20,000. and 40 percent headed by someone younger than age 35. that's something that the democrats didn't have in mind when they comman derthe market. >> new deon the apple feud. two corporate control freaks. apple one, wanted voice direction and google had that and google didn't want to give it to them and so it goes. >> dennis neal, good to see you. >
evolving relationship with the new libyan government to control al-qaeda's presence and respect their sovereignty. where do we go in this evolving arab spring, in libya in particular. >> a lot of this takes time. building up a strong system of government, institution of government libya in particular build gadhafi never wanted an institution that would rival his him. every political faction within libya has weapons and obviously at least one of them or more used them on the consulate a few weeks ago. >> eliot: what i hear you saying, and what i think is critically important, after the revolution after the sort we witnessed and facilitateed in lib y things evolve. and the president used the phrase, there will be bumps in the road. the arc of any evolution is that it evolves over time. diplomacy could be a problem when it is so needed. >> there is a strategy, turning the opposition that overthrew gadhafi into a functioning government and help that government blow a popular support--grow a popular support. that will take time. there is a strategy, but where romney gets it wrong is
from government by way of many programs. we are spending now 37% more on food for the hungry in all the various types of programs than was spent in 1980. we're spending a third more on all of the -- well, all of the programs of human service. we have more people receiving food stamps than were ever receiving them before -- 2,300,000 more are receiving them -- even though we took 850,000 off the food stamp rolls because they were making an income that was above anything that warranted their fellow citizens having to support them. we found people making 185% of the poverty level were getting government benefits. we have set a line at 130% so that we can direct that aid down to the truly needy. some time ago, mr. mondale said something about education and college students and help of that kind. half -- one out of two of the full-time college students in the united states are receiving some form of federal aid. but there, again, we found people that there under the previous administration, families that had no limit to income were still eligible for low-interest college loans. we didn't
that government warrants more money because of melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. how do you know when a federal jobs program is just a complete mess? when states won't even take the handout. we have got details on what they're saying, why they're saying no thanks to uncle sam's help even though they need to create new jobs. >>> plus the campaign fight over coal takes center stage with a big move to strip away a mountain of regulations but can it save the industry before the lights go out for good? >>> subsidizing electric cars. a ceo predicts that it will cost you $7.5 billion and have no impact whatsoever on gasoline demand or greenhouse emissions. why in the world are you paying for it then? it will be be a disagree with me to remember. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market headlines. europe's debt crisis rearing its head again. leaders of gerny and france make conflicting comments over the future of europe's banking system. the news leads to a modest selloff in stocks. the dow closed down 20 points
falling at a bond auction today. analysts say the auction shows nand for italian government paper remains healthy. and eu regulators are prepare to go charge microsoft for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling. that ruling had on ordered the company to offer user as choice of web browsers. apparently they may not have done that. if guilty, microsoft could face fines of up to 10% of its global revenues. and that would be a lot of money. >> iran still, we're this close to nuclear -- think our unfunded labels are like 60 trillion or something. europe back in the crapper, but the refs. huh? >> i told you, i don't always like unions. i'm actually happy that the refs union won. >> it does provide a release from some of the travails and the worries of every day life. spoorts is sports is an escape. >> they said they will be back on the field tonight. >> i think the regular refs had a deal with the foot locker guy. >> did you see the story of the guy who actually made that call? he's a bank of america full-time banker. so you're a banker, a fill-in ref. the only way you could probably be less popu
will show up to govern the white house. but those doubts all but evaporated, and i quote . . . here to discuss who is really eric bates, executive editor of "rollingstone" magazine. thanks for joining us. >> thank for having me. >> eliot: mitt romney did in fact -- the morph that destroyed him from moderate sensible creatable intellect to far-right stooge, how did he done that. >> we decided he would go to the far right, pose as a severe conservative, and then somehow magically shake the etch-a-sketch and come back to center. >> eliot: if he had been smarter and more nimble he would have said you know i'm going to etch-a-sketch, but he stuck to the far right and showed himself at the end of the day to approximate completely spineless. >> all along people have been saying who is the real mitt romney? how will we know what he really stands for? and i think the moment that was cemented into place was when he picked paul ryan. there was a lot of argument for him to pick centerist like pall leapty. and then gofer nor quest said this choice outlines the future for the
: iranian government slamming the obama administration for taking ago iranian militant group off the u.s. terrorism list, the group began as a guerrilla movement during the iranian revolution and fought along side saddam hussein's forces in the 80s dismantled after the united states led invasion in 2003. the state department says mek has not committed an act of terror for than a decade iran claim the u.s. is using the group to work against its government. >> rick: tracking severe weather hitting texas. heavy rain and risk of dangerous flash flooding will spread across a large part of that state today. some areas could see as much as six inches of rain, a lot . forcasters say large amounts of moisture are coming from the gulf of mexico and from storms in the pacific and warn the downpours could last all weekend, into monday. >> arthel: all right football fans, rejoice! nfl referee lockout over. refs approving new eight year deal with the league, ending the three-month ordeal. both sides quickly reaching agreement after replacement refs drew complaints from fans and even president obama.
was a school cook. my father created his own business. hard work. government didn't help. but he had certain principles that he lived by, important principles. specifically, if you worked hard every day, if you worked hard every day, you'd get an opportunity to succeed. not a guarantee, but an opportunity. he also believed that if you played by the rules, you'd be rewarded, and if you didn't, there would be consequences. it's amazing how much in this country has changed in the last four years. and the result, the results of this change that what my father went through isn't true today, it's amazing what the impact has had on our government, our economy and on jobs. >> moderator: our first question comes from brent boynton. >> >> you both have a pretty consistent record of voting along party lines, and we've certainly seen more than our fair share of negative commercials during this campaign. many nevada cans and americans as a whole have grown tired of the youing polarity in between -- the growing polarity in between the political parties and ideologies. are you willing to compromise party i
] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> you thought the lines were bad, but now the food got expensive at d.c. food trucks. starting today you pay an extra 10%. laura evans has the story tonight. >> reporter: the food truck craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is having its fill awful and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra sauce, and don't forget the tax. >> it's the restaurants and now the food trucks as well. >> reporter: now the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge customers 10% on every sale. >> oh, man, that's rough. >> everybod
get the government out of the subsidies by. explain at that to me and how big of an impact would that make? >>uge impact. this is seat of the pants estimate between the tax subsidies and direct grants and subsidies we make to schemes like soldra, totally that is about one-third of federal spending right there. that is not only money that being wasted, it is diverting capital from its highest and best use, to the whims of politicians. melissa: yeah. >> when you divert investment decisions from investors that make those decisions based upon the best economic return for the dollar and give those decisions instead to politicians, they make those decisions based on the highest political return for th dollar. that's a very different thing. melissa: your number two on the list i like very much. it is enact losers pay. basically lawyers have a huge influence on the political system. and we're seeing this right now with consumer protection. if you enact a rule for lawsuits that the loser has to pay the cost, that would make a huge difference. >> i mean, predatory lawsuits, frivolous litig
addressed the u.n. about the iranian government pursuit of nuclear arms. take a listen to what the president had to say. >> iranian government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and support terrorist groups abroad. time and again it failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate its nuclear program is peacel and meet the obligations to the united nations. america wants to resolve the issue through diplomacy. we believe there is time and space to do so. melissa: does this help the president persuade the world that he is tough on terror? let's talk with someone who definitely is, new york city mayor rudy giuliani. what do you think of that? >> i thought president obama pursue basically failed policy from the day he got into office. he was telling us that four years ago we were going to pursue diplomacy. in that four years iran enriched-uranium three times more than when president obama came into office. they're on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. the president pointed out they're the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world. what happens when the biggest sponsor of terrorism in
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